ByWilliam Avitt, writer at

I really, really hate reading in a quiet room. I can't really read with the television on, because I usually get the dialog jumbled up between what I'm reading and what's on the television in the background, so I choose to read with music in the background. But it can't really just be any music, can it? When you sit down to read, whether it be comics, prose, or the Sunday Times, the ambiance should created an atmosphere conducive to giving you the best reading experience possible, yeah? I've got a few playlists that I like to read to, depending on what I'm reading. There are two specific playlists that I choose to read superhero comics to, one is specific to Batman and the other is a more general superhero mix, containing songs that have been used either in superhero movies or in episodes of superhero television series. There really aren't any marches or themes on my playlist, I mostly have songs. You know, music, lyrics, sung by a performer. Songs, not themes, get it? Anyway, I thought I would share with you the songs that are on my general superhero playlist. As I write this, I'm actually listening to the Batman playlist, though. Go figure. Some of the songs on the Batman playlist do appear on this one as well. So here we are, 25 songs to read superhero comics by, I hope you enjoy them.

1. "Save Me" (Remy Zero, Smallville: The Talon Mix)

2. "The Beginning is the End is the Beginning" (Smashing Pumpkins, Batman and Robin, also used in the trailer for Watchmen)

3. "Radioactive" (Imagine Dragons, Arrow season 1)

4. "Shoot to Thrill" (AC/DC, Iron Man 2)

5. "Crash" (Mephisto Odyssey, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker)

6. "Don't Dream It's Over" (Sixpence None The Richer, Smallville: The Talon Mix)

7. "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" (Eiffel 65, Iron Man 3)

8. "The Sound of Silence" (Simon and Garfunkle, Watchmen)

9. "Bad Days" (The Flaming Lips, Batman Forever)

10. "Superman (It's Not Easy)" (Five for Fighting, Smallville: The Talon Mix)

11. "My Hero" (Paramore, Sound of Superman)

12. "Long Hard Road Out of Hell" (Marilyn Manson & Sneaker Pimps, Spawn: The Album)

13. "Time After Time" (Eva Cassidy, Smallville: The Talon Mix)

14. "War Machine" (AC/DC, Iron Man 2)

15. "Foolish Games" (Jewel, Batman and Robin)

16. "Dirty Little Secret" (All-American Rejects, Smallville: Metropolis Mix)

17. "Bring Me To Life" (Evanesence, Daredevil)

18. "Broken" (Seether featuring Amy Lee, Punisher: The Album)

19. "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do" (Filter & The Crystal Method, Spawn: The Album)

20. "Hero" (Skillet, not featured on any superhero movies, but has a superhero vibe to it. From the album Monster)

21. "You're Never Gone" (Sarah Routh, Sound of Superman)

22. "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (Bob Dylan, Watchmen)

23. "My Immortal" (Evanesence, Daredevil)

24. "Kiss from a Rose" (Seal, Batman Forever)

25. "Face to Face" (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Batman Returns)

Well, there you have it, the songs that make up my superhero playlist. I also have a Batman specific playlist, as I said, as well as the actual soundtracks most of these songs come from, so I don't always listen to this one. Sometimes when I'm reading something that specifically matches a particular soundtrack, like Iron Man, I'll listen to that, but this is my general go-to comic reading music. Do you listen to music when you're reading? What do you listen to? Any of my songs on your playlist? Anything here you weren't already familiar with and decided to look it up? What did you think? Let us know in the comments. Also, if you don't already have your own comic reading playlist and decide to copy mine, let me know that too.


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